One of our favourite tracks from the recent Poolside Sounds Vol. 3 is Tom Trago's Dub of Freeform Five's - 'Levaithan' featuring the amazing vocals of Roisin Murphy. The question is, have you heard the original? It's a classic slice of uplifting sunshine house and encapsulates everything we live here at Future Disco...
If you do a bit of digging you will find that Anu Pillai aka Freeform Five, is no stranger to creating a Poolside jam or two; he's remixed the likes of N*E*R*D, Xpress-2, Justin Timberlake and Jamie Liddel plus has received wide spread success with tracks like 'Electromagnetic', 'Eeeeaaooww' and the huge single 'No More Conversation' which the Mylo remix of even hit into the UK top 40 back in 2005...
Giving Anu's reputation for having his hand in Poolside Jam or two we thought we would let him give you a run down of his 'Top 10 Poolside Sounds' for you to enjoy this summer!
Isolee - Brazil.com (Freeform Reform (RIO-LHR-TXL-BOM)) Not enough electronic records feature a Bansuri...
Les Negresses Vertes - Face a la Mer (Massive Attack Remix) An all time favourite from the period of their Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan remix
Mark E - Persia This has a a lovely circular groove to get lost in
Sylvia Striplin - You Can't Turn Me Away Sweet vocals floating over a deep squelching bass - heaven.
Freeform Five feat. Juldeh Camara - Weltareh Gambia via Ladbroke Grove
Daniel Avery - Knowing We'll Be Here (KiNK Remix) KiNK is a master of technology without forgetting about melody
Glenn Underground - Sound Struck From the classic album Atmosfear - beautiful melodic electronic music
Sure Thing 'Holding You Tight' (Rob Mello's No Ears Vocal Version) It's great to hear a classic groove like this that doesn't rely on samples - perfect material for a No Ears remix.
Womack & Womack - Baby I'm Scared of You (Re-Edit) I love the ending of this song so much, so why not listen to an edit that start with it.
Fingerpaint - Lunar This always makes me think of summer - did it ever get released?!